Wednesday, July 9, 2014
A Case of You | Movie Review
I know this is cliche, but I kind of love movies based on quirky girls with pixie hair-cuts and a vintage fettish.
I also adore movies based on writers, considering I am one and all.
I've also never been disappointed by anything starring Evan Rachel Wood - so for me, this movie was a must see. It seemed to be the complete package - and you know what, it didn't disappoint.
Sam (Justin Long), spends his days writing novels in a local Brooklyn coffee shop and falls for a quirky barista called Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood).
She doesn't seem to notice him so when all else fails, he reverts to her Facebook page and scopes out all of her interests, transforming himself into what he'd like to believe is her 'Dream Man.' From French cuisine, judo and strumming on a guitar - Sam does everything to win her heart.
When Birdie does fall for Sam's ploy, he must now keep up the tiring façade to keep her.
The situation is both drastically sad for him but also fabulous, as he manages to gain inspiration for a new book from his time with her. He writes a memoir of their time together and I for one think that it was really a very special film.
Wood and Long have an undeniable on-set chemistry that is so likable and easy to watch. The concept is great and it focuses on a lot of current society-driven issues. Love, not being good enough, trying to be good enough... you name it - and to top it all off, it's done with the perfect sprinkle of humor.
I wouldn't go as far as to say this movie WOW-ed me silly - but it was good.
There's also a few appearances of the much love Vince Vaughn who plays Sam's crude and appalling publisher.
Peter Dinklage (from Game of Thrones) makes a brilliantly creepy role as Birdie's gay co-worker too which had me in fits of laughter.
Have you seen any good movies lately?
I'd love some recommendations.